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Fall Block Party, Big Fireworks Display on Saturday

Ocean City has developed a series of major fall special events and none is larger than its Indian Summer Weekend Festival, Oct. 9-11th. Centerpiece of the event is the mile-long block party that extends from 5th to 14th Streets along Asbury Ave. on Sat., Oct. 9. Over 400 juried crafters from throughout the east coast participate in the block party that features hand made products ranging from wind chimes and floral decorations to paintings and photography. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A huge fireworks display is scheduled on Saturday following the block party. The fireworks will be set off from a barge off the 9th St. Beach at 9:30 p.m. Block Party events also include a variety of foods highlighted by Greek specialties, ribs, sea foods, pizza, hotdogs, burgers,... Read More

Dave Mason, Yard Sale & More This Weekend, Block Party Next

I'd like to start this column with a reminder about SHAINA HORTON, a young Ocean City mother and friend to many, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. A fund raiser is set to help the family cope with expenses during a very trying period. Shaina is currently at Cooper Hospital and her condition is being monitored by the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The event will be held at the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk, on Fri., Oct. 1 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The evening includes dinner, dancing, beverages, a silent auction and entertainment. Those who attend are invited to wear wigs to be donated to the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $65 with all proceeds going to the Horton-Palermo Fund. For tickets and information, call... Read More

MS Bikers, Corvettes, Dog of Year This Weekend, Yard Sale Next

Over 7000 bikers will roll into town on Saturday for the annual MS BIKE-A-THON, one of the largest events of its kind in the country. The event raises over $3 million to combat Multiple Sclerosis and assist clients and their families affected by the disease. This monumental event was started by Philadelphia anchor and news personality, Larry Kane. He had a meeting with City officials and some of his friends at the Plymouth Inn. About 30 signed up for the first ride. Larry promoted the bike-a-ton on his TV program. He built the ride into a huge fund raiser. It is dedicated to his mother who died from the effects of Multiple Sclerosis. Bikers will enter town about noon and be headquartered at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Also... Read More

Two Day Air Show, Red & White Parade, Pops Final This Weekend

Ocean City's AVIATION WEEKEND features two exciting, free events. Action is set For Sat., Sep. 18 at the Municipal Airport, 26 and Bay Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun., Sept.19 from noon to 3 p.m. from 6th to 14th Sts. over the Boardwalk. The Airport grounds will be packed with unusual airplanes on its runway. Visitors will be able to inspect an array of antiques, World War II planes, Home Builts, Ultra Lights and Classics. Prizes will be awarded to outstanding entries at 2 p.m. Rachel Reese, Miss Ocean City, Casey Cattie, Junior Miss Ocean City and Sadie Ford, Little Miss Ocean City will present the awards. There will be air demonstrations over the field including a parachute jump by the U.S. Army’s Black Daggers, an advertising banner pick-up and Coast Guard... Read More

Street Rods, Sept. 11 Ceremony This Weekend, Air Festival Next

One of the City's most colorful events, the annual STREET ROD Show, is set for this weekend, Friday through Sunday (Sept. 10-12). Street Rod owners from throughout the East Coast will display over 200 of their enhanced vehicles for the 36th time here. A Street Rod is any car manufactured prior to1964 that has been modified with more modern parts. Owners are creative and in addition to adding exterior and interior modifications often paint unusual designs on the bodies of the vehicles. Cars will be parked at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk, from noon Sept. 10 until 2 p.m. Sept. 12. There will be a Boardwalk display of the cars, Sat., Sept.11 from noon until 4 p.m. An awards ceremony is set for Sunday at noon inside... Read More

Lots of Events in September to Keep You Entertained

Events in Ocean City this September are plentiful. They include a Weekend Air Festival, a Broadway production by the Ocean City Pops and the Ocean City Theatre Co., Two major car shows (Corvettes and Street Rods), a Farmers Market every Saturday in the downtown, on-going Ocean City Pops Concerts, the annual September 11th ceremony, the huge MS Bike-A-Thon and much more. The Labor Day Weekend begins with our annual KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP contest on Fri., Sept. 3 starting 11 a.m. on the 9th St. Beach adjacent to the Music Pier. This is our way of welcoming the fall season. We encourage folks to demonstrate dramatic falls or plops on the beach. Registration begins 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded. Entry is free. Call 525-9300. To supplement the contestants, we have... Read More

Magic of Broadway on Sat., King and Queen of Plop Next Week

MICHAEL HARTMAN has consistently produced outstanding shows for Ocean City. He has done it time and again with Bill Scheible and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. This summer his Ocean City Theatre Company joined the Pops to present entertaining productions of Oklahoma! and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. They’ll join forces again, Sept. 5, 7, 8 for Anything Goes at the Music Pier. This Saturday, Aug. 28, you can enjoy the work of the talented producer and choreographer when he showcases his Junior Company in The Magic of Broadway at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. There will be shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Music Pier auditorium. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Music... Read More

Weird Contest Week Continues, Little Miss OC on Saturday

WEIRD CONTEST WEEK continues today, August 19 with Clip Art (make something meaningful out of paper clips) plus Ears Looking At You Kid, an ear wiggling contest, held for the first time at the Jersey Shore or any place else in the Universe as far as we know. (We googled Ear Wiggling Contests) and could find nothing. The event concludes on Friday, Aug. 20 with Miss Miscellaneous and Mister Miscellaneous plus Little Miss and Mister Chaos. The Miscellaneous Contests are for anyone who’s always wanted to be in a talent pageant but maybe missed the bus or got stuck at a rugby game. The Chaos events are for children from 3 to five years of age. They are presented an array of noise makers and asked to create as much chaos as... Read More

Baby Parade Today, Miss OC Sat., Weird Contests Next Week

LAST MINUTE REMINDER: Ocean City's 101st Baby Parade is set for today (Aug 12) starting 10:15 a.m. from 6th to 12th on the Boardwalk. Children from infants to ten years of age will be paraded in decorated strollers, carriages and floats. There will be bands, commercial floats. Ocean City’s Peaches Lukens, who has been active in charitable events and animal and environmental causes for years, will be grand marshal. A TWINS CONTEST follows the Baby Parade starting 6:30 p.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, with registration at 6 p.m. Entry is free and there will be prizes for those who look the most and least alike. Twins will compete in various age groups from infants to adults. For information, call 609-525-9300. NIGHT IN VENICE FOOTNOTES: We received a nice call from Susan... Read More